Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control)

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering

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Learn how to design and install the instruments and control systems that allow engineering systems to be monitored and controlled in a way that is safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 80
  • Course Code

    • H1264
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 030196A
  • Course Code

    • H1264
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

In this course, you’ll learn how to design and install the instruments and control systems that allow engineering systems to be monitored and controlled in a way that is safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective.

You’ll explore state-of-the-art technologies such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) that are used by industries. You’ll focus on how these are used in mining, chemical and mineral processing industries and in other processing sectors. A final Honours year is embedded in this degree, allowing you to apply everything you learn in your first three years of study.

If you’re looking for another pathway to study this course, you could apply for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and transfer across to this engineering major at the end of your first year of study.

When you graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control), you can become a graduate member of Engineers Australia. You could become a Full Chartered Professional Engineer after a further three to five years of engineering work experience.

You can choose a second electrical engineering major (Renewable Energy Engineering, Industrial Computer Systems or Electrical Power Engineering), to graduate with a double major and expand your expertise and career prospects.

You could pursue a career in oil and gas, mining and mineral processing, food and pharmaceuticals, defence and related industries, utility supply, transportation industries, electronics and communication industries, chemical and petrochemical, information technology or consulting firms.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Engineering and Information Technology
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Special Requirements

All students will undertake at least 500 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)